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How to Scan a QR Code Using Your iOS 11 Device’s Camera App

QR Codes are those squares full of pixelated block patterns that you see in ads and other postings that are used to send users to websites, download apps, or access other information.

How to Scan a QR Code Using Your iOS 11 Device's Camera App

QR Codes are a quick an easy way to access information, or to jump directly to a website. In the past, users have had to use a third-party app to scan QR Codes. However, with the release of iOS 11, users can now scan QR Codes by simply using their iOS device’s Camera app. Thanks to OSXDaily for the original tip.

How to Scan a QR Code Using Your iOS 11 Device’s Camera App

1.) Open the Camera app on your iPhone or iPad running iOS 11.

2.) Point your device’s camera lens at the QR Code you wish to scan.

How to Scan a QR Code Using Your iOS 11 Device's Camera App

3.) Hold your iPhone steady for a moment or two while your device recognizes the QR Code. (Don’t press the shutter button, it’s not needed.) You’ll soon see a notification pop-up at the top of the camera app screen. Tap the notification to access the website, app, or other information connected to the Code.

If you point your camera at the large QR Code near the top of this article, you’ll go to MacTrast’s Twitter page. (You might as well follow us while you’re there.)

You can make your own QR Codes with various apps and websites. We used a website called “GoQR.me” to create the one we used in this how to.

For more tips and tricks that can help you make better use of your Mac, iOS device, Apple Watch, or Apple TV, be sure to visit the “How To” section of our website.

Camera Guard 2 Professional Offers Improved Webcam and Mic Protection for the Mac

ProtectStar has released Camera Guard 2 Professional for Mac, an update to their popular security application for macOS. The app protects the Mac’s built-in web camera and microphone from access by hackers, and also protects the machine from ransomware attacks by monitoring files and folders for unauthorized access.

Camera Guard 2 Professional Offers Improved Webcam and Mic Protection for the Mac

The new version of the app offers numerous new features, including improved access detection, protection against Mac ransomware, a whitelist for allowed apps and processes, and support for the Apple’s Touch ID sensor that’s found on the latest models of the MacBook Pro.

Camera Guard 2 Professional’s malware protection monitors the files and folders stored on a Mac’s hard drive. It detects changes to the monitored data, alerting the user to any changes or attempts by ransomware to encrypt the files.

Features include:

  • Web camera protection
  • Pop-Up notifications regarding security breaches
  • Logfile protocol
  • Microphone protection
  • Deep Detective(TM)
  • Protection against known and unknown attack attempts
  • Protection against Mac ransomware
  • File and folder monitoring
  • Whitelist
  • Passcode protection
  • Supports Touch ID on compatible MacBook Pro models
  • 24/7 Support by e-Mail

“We’re excited about the new protection abilities we’ve included in the latest version of Camera Guard,” says Niklas Mayle, Security Manager of the Development Team at ProtectStar. “Not only can our users rest easy that they aren’t being monitored by the bad guys via their own Mac, they can also prevent ransomware attacks by those same bad guys with just a few clicks of their mouse!”

Device Requirements:

    • Mac OS 10.11 or higher (Supports macOS High Sierra)
    • 64-bit Processor
    • 50 MB
    • Internet connection for activation and updates

Camera Guard 2 Professional is $29.90, and includes 12-months of updates/upgrades and technical support. A Care Plan is also available for $59.90, and includes 3-years of updates/upgrades and premium technical support.

For more information, visit the the ProtectStar website.

How is a DxOMark score calculated anyway?

In the past few years, it seems as if the unveiling of new phones has been accompanied by a new name in specification bragging rights. If you follow smartphone announcements or if you have seen any number of introductory headlines in passing, there is a fair chance you have heard the name DxOMark.... Read the rest of this post here


"How is a DxOMark score calculated anyway?" is an article by iDownloadBlog.com.
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How to shoot 4K video at 60 FPS on iPhone

Your iPhone defaults to capturing video in high-definition (HD) 1080p resolution at 30 frames per second (FPS). With iPhone 6s or later, you can shoot crisp 4K video at four times the pixels.... Read the rest of this post here


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FiLMiC Pro can now shoot in iOS 11’s new HEVC format

FiLMiC Pro, the best video recording software on iOS used by filmmakers and pros, was updated on App Store with the ability to shoot in High Efficiency Video Coding (also known as H.265), a video compression standard supported in iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra.... Read the rest of this post here


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